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The Balcony Restaurant

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Upstairs 287 Flinders St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4771 2255
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07:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Tue 09:00 - 14:00
Wed - Sun 07:30 - 14:00
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Sydney, Australia
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440 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for brunch while visiting the markets. It was a little busy, however, there are plenty of staff on to assist. The food is very nice and well presented with the drinks also very good. The iced chocolate was enough of a meal on its own.

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Thank Andrew M
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been twice now to this place for breakfast, the balcony is a pleasant place to sit and watch the world go by, the breakfast is good, the prices are astounding though. And you don't always get what you think you will (silverbeet instead of spinach in the omelette much to my husbands chagrin). $26 for omelette and as... More 

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Thank Sandy F
Bristol, United Kingdom
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313 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for breakfast and sadly we were in a bit if a rush. The food, service and ambience were first rate and my avocado on toast was delicious. Great, friendly staff and good coffee too it was a real shame we had to rush off.

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Thank rizzy80
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We manage to return to this hidden gem. I highly recommend this restaurant. To start with the food is sensational. I had the risotto which was the best I have eaten. The choices where difficult because the menu is fantastic.The staff are incredibly hospitable helpful and friendly. To sit outside for an all day breakfast on the balcony is beautiful... More 

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Thank Amanda H
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to the balcony many times and the service and food is always fantastic. Had a lovely chat to the owners and wait staff on the way out after I congratulated them on a wonderful meal. We had the chicken risotto (always a favourite) and the Calamari Cashew. Not something I would've usually gotten but it was incredible. Recommend everyone... More 

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Thank Mitchell D
Townsville, Australia
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The finger food was delicious and a good variety. The different teas were fun to try. The staff were friendly and the food was serve quickly. Need to book in advance for High Tea, it is an outing with a difference. Highly recommended.

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Thank Lorraine M
Queensland, Australia
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

The Balcony has a lovely menu, and their house beans are to die for! Great fresh squeezed juices and good coffee make it a lovely spot for brekkie, a stand out in Townsville city!

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Thank Matthew M
Honolulu, Hawaii
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I am allergic to chilli and found it very hard to find food I would eat. Chose fish and chips this was over cooked. Three of my party said theirs was good. Enjoyed salad with mine.

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Thank Prue W
Bedukas, Manager at The Balcony Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Prue Thank you for your review. I apologise your fish was overcooked that is certainly not what we want. I would encourage people in this instance to mention it to staff at the time as we would be more than happy to rectify the issue. A piece of battered fish only takes a very short time to cook so... More 

St. Albans, England
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36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

It's hard to pick the best thing about this restaurant. Great food every time we go. Amazing value for money. Lovely efficient friendly staff. With out doubt the very best restaurant in Queensland.

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Thank Martin W
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Ive been to the Balcony a lot now ( its one of my favourite places to eat) and the food is always excellent. I've mainly been for breakfast and only once for lunch but it was delicious all the same. Everything i have tried on the menu has been yummy. The place has a really nice vibe made even better... More 

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Thank Michelle M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 23
Cuisine
Australian, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 14:00
Monday
09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 14:00
Thursday
07:30 - 14:00
Friday
07:30 - 14:00
Saturday
07:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upstairs 287 Flinders St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4771 2255
Description
OPEN 7 days, The Balcony Restaurant is located upstairs at number 287 Flinders Street Townsville City. The heritage building has been the home of the Balcony Restaurant for over 25 years. The timber staircase takes you on and upwards to the quirky space above that ensures a unique and memorable experience unmatched in Townsville. Nestled high above, the Balcony Restaurant permeates a relaxed and pleasant ambiance where you can escape the hustle and bustle of below. Escape to the bliss of the Balcony's charm where you can enjoy the delicious food, the great coffee, an icy cold beverage, good music and let our happy staff take care of you. Open 7 days Monday & Tuesday 9am till 2pm. Wednesday to Sunday 7.30am till 2pm

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